Friday, November 22, 2013

Into Joan Brown's Kitchen

Into Joan Brown's Kitchen
Oil on Wood

Who wouldn't be drawn to Joan Brown's "Noel in the Kitchen?" It's gooey, goopy,  wild, wonderful and real. Recipe for Life, I would say. 
I miss stopping by to see it at SF MOMA which is closed for renovation. In the meantime, 23 of their Matisse paintings and drawings are at the Legion of Honor where I spent the morning. Also there is a magnificent show, "Anders Zorn: Sweden's Master Painter." As Stephen Holden wrote of the film, "Philomena" in today's New York TImes, " feels lit from within." He could have been describing Zorn's paintings. I am holding on to that phrase because I think it could spawn an entire series of paintings.

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